Indiana Truck Driver Not Injured But Cited In Rollover Crash

  • 7/17/2017 1:40:04 PM
  • Joe Lyons
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - No one was injured Monday morning when a semi's load shifted and caused the tractor-trailer rig to roll over on its side.

The Mansfield post of the State Highway Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 10:30 a.m. on the U.S. Route 30 westbound on-ramp at the Interstate-71 interchange in Richland County.

The patrol says an Indiana truck driver, Lakwinder Singh, 62, was hauling 41-thousand pounds of frozen meat in his 2014 Kenworth semi when he was traveling too fast on the curve and his load shifted, causing the trailer to overturn.

"Yeah, and usually, in this case, it;s the same thing,' says Trooper Matt Stoffer with the Mansfield post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. "The truck driver gets going too fast and then, their load shifts, subsequently. it turns onto the left side and he was coming down the ramp and got going a little too fast, his load shifted, causing him to roll over onto the left side with the truck and trailer."

The patrol says the driver was cited for failure to control.

Traffic was backed up quite a ways due to the accident as crews worked to clean up the scene.

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